The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga - the ancient healing discipline for body and mind-by its greatest living teacher. “Light on Yoga” provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises.
Yoga - The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness , Eric Schiffmann
A practical introduction to hatha yoga which shows how to combine yoga with meditation to achieve health, beauty and inner peace. 100 yoga poses are illustrated for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
Living your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life, Judith Lasater
If you think you have to escape to a cave in the Himalayas to find the enlightenment that yoga promises, think again. In Living Your Yoga, Judith Lasater, Ph.D., P.T., stretches the meaning of yoga beyond its familiar poses and breathing techniques to include the events of daily life as practice.
". . . the real value in this book stems from the fact that its author is a yoga student . . ."
Yoga of Heart, Mark Whitwell
Truth is not something we have to seek out. It is not something that is absent and far away, requiring great effort to find. Truth is present within you as the Life that is you. In Yoga of Heart, Los Angeles-based yoga instructor Mark Whitwell takes us back to the time when yoga was first developed—to the shamanic past of the Upanishads, when yoga was practiced as a means of acknowledging, enjoying, and participating in the very source of Life.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, translated by Swami Satchidananda
This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. This new deluxe printing of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least 4,000 years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life.
Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, Cyndi Lee
In Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, the first book to give readers the best of both inextricably linked practices, Cyndi Lee shares her twenty years of experience as a practicing Tibetan Buddhist and one of the world”s most famous yoga instructors. This easy-to-use guide shows readers of all yoga levels how to combine the basic tenets of Buddhism and meditation with yoga practice. The book offers simple meditations and exercise sequences that can be done just about anywhere, in addition to more advanced and rigorous regimens.
Buddha, Karen Armstrong
The book is an original portrait of the Buddha, Karen Armstrong explores both the archetypal religious icon and Buddha the man. She follows the Buddha-born Siddhama Gotama-as he leaves his wife, his young child, and his prominent caste position for a life of spiritual enlightenment.
Following his quest from renunciation to revelation to a wellspring of wisdom, Buddha expands the focus to meditate on its place in the spiritual history of humanity and its special relevance to our own society, as we again face a crisis of faith. It is a profound blend of biography, religion, history, and philosophy that will engage an audience that continues to be fascinated by Buddhism.
Tantra - The Path of Ecstasy, Georg Feuerstein
Tantra is more than the sex play of popular articles and books. Georg Feuerstein, authority of the yogic traditions, conjures up a much richer world of Hindu cosmology, philosophy, and theology. Tantra is a form of devotionalism, in which ritual sounds, gestures, and actions figure prominently. Feuerstein draws on the ancient texts to describe the tantric path in great detail, including realization of the subtle body, directing energy through the chakras, and, yes, sex. Taken together, tantra becomes a vivid, multifaceted path to self-realization.
The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle is emerging as one of todaъs most inspiring teachers. In The Power of Now, a #1 national bestseller, the author describes his transition from despair to self-realization soon after his 29th birthday. The book teaches readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living "present, fully and intensely, in the Now."
The Way to Freedom, Dalai Lama
The Way to Freedom, the inaugural volume of the landmark Library of Tibet series, is the essential primer on Tibetan Buddhism for both neophytes and advanced students. Based on a fifteenth-century text never before translated for a general audience, it is the revered heart of Tibetan practice, presented here in easy-to-understand steps by the Dalai Lama, Tibet”s exiled spiritual and political leader.
Suzuki Shunryo. Zen Mind, Beginner”s Mind
“Zen mind” is one of those enigmatic phrases used by Zen teachers to throw you back upon yourself, to make you go behind the words themselves and begin wondering. This book originated from a series of talks given by Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki to a small group in Los Altos, California. He joined their meditation periods once a week and afterwards answered their questions and tried to encourage them in their practice of Zen and help them solve the problems of life. His approach is informal, and he draws his examples from ordinary events and common sense.
The Miracle of Mindfulness: A Manual of Meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh
This is a gift for any interested in the healing powers of meditation: it provides a techniques-oriented guide to Buddhist meditation by a Zen master, providing stories and exercises on how meditation works in everyday life. "Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves".
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali , Stiles, Mukunda
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a concise English rendering of the classical text on yoga and meditation.
With over thirty years of spiritual yoga practice, Mukunda Stiles has written a translation and interpretation which is precise and insightful. He provides a clear understanding of Patanjali”s works for students of yoga, Eastern philosophy, or psychology, who want to use the sutras for spiritual practice or further study. Also inlcuded is a complete Sanskrit/English keyword section.
Start Where You Are, Chodron, Pema
Pema Chodron is a Buddhist nun for regular folks. Having raised a family of her own, she doesn”t shy away from persistent troubles and the basic meatiness of life. In fact, in Start Where You Are, Chodron tries to get us to see that the faults and foibles in each of us now are the perfect ingredients for creating a better life. No need to wait for a quieter time or a more settled mind. The trick Chodron says is to repattern ourselves, to transform bad habits into good by first opening ourselves to the groundlessness of existence.
Повратната точка - Малкълм Гладуел
Удивителнa книгa, кoятo ще ви нaкapa дa видите светa пo paзличен нaчин. Истински увлекaтелнa и нa местa изумителна, четивото е нapъчник зa всеки, oпитвaщ се дa нaлoжи идея или дa oсъществи кaмпaния.
Проблясък - силата на мигновените решения - Малкълм Гладуел
“Проблясък" е книга за мигновеното познание, за прозренията, които ни озаряват като светкавица. За това как мислим без да анализираме, за решения, които изглежда се вземат инстинктивно - за части от секундата. Как работят мозъците ни? И защо често пъти най-добрите решения са тези, които не можем да обясним на другите? Открийте отговора...
Яж, моли се и обичай - Елизабет Гилбърт
Това е една автобиографична история, в която се разкрива старата истина, че житейското благополучие е важно, но много по-важен е пътят до него. "Успокояваща и вдъхновяваща, написана с невероятно остроумие, тази книга е за всеки, който някога е губил нещо или си е казвал, че би трябвало да има и друг, по-добър път."